qualis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷo- (interrogative, relative stem) and maybe *h₂el- (to grow) (cf. the sense of indolēs, from this root). Cognate with Ancient Greek πηλίκος (pēlíkos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quālis (neuter quāle); third declension

  1. what (kind, condition, etc.)
  2. (in similes) such... as, such as, as

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative quālis quāle quālēs quālia
genitive quālis quālium
dative quālī quālibus
accusative quālem quāle quālēs quālia
ablative quālī quālibus
vocative quālis quāle quālēs quālia

Pronoun[edit]

qualis

  1. (interrogative) of what kind

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References[edit]

  • qualis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • qualis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • qualis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • qualis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to determine the nature and constitution of the subject under discussion: constituere, quid et quale sit, de quo disputetur